Walk at the Toronto Waterfront

Toronto Waterfront

A walk on the Toronto Waterfront

What do you do when you arrive in Toronto exhausted, the sun is shining outside and the blue sky lures you outside? A stroll along the Toronto Waterfront overlooking the Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario. You can walk directly along the lake between Queens Quay and the ferry terminal to the Toronto Islands. After weeks of rainy weather and a missed spring in Germany, this was just right for us. Finally sun, water and a nice ambience!

We're not the only ones who come up with this idea. From our rental apartment it is only a few steps to the water and the ferry station. From there, new people are constantly flocking to the waterfront in Toronto, who have certainly used the nice weather for a trip to the offshore islands. With bikes, dogs, prams, roller skates and strange bobbing shoes, they pass us while we enjoy the view and the weather. Here you can enjoy your free time strolling along the Toronto Waterfront.


The show boat is waiting for passengers
The Show Boat awaits passengers on the Toronto Waterfront

On Queens Quay on the Toronto Waterfront

We walk towards Queens Quay along the Toronto Waterfront and take a short break in a small park. There are a couple of young men on the quay casting out their fishing rods. Fishing in the metropolis! That's something, isn't it? Right next to it, men with dreadlocks are lounging on the quay wall. They enjoy the evening sun. "Hey, Maan!" and reggae music blares out at full volume from their mega-sized radios. Finally, around the corner, an older man is sitting on a park bench, trying to play his guitar against the noise. However, he doesn't quite want to succeed. But he doesn't seem to care about being heard, because he looks quite content strumming his instrument.

Excursion boats bob along the small harbor at Queens Quay on the waterfront in Toronto. They are just loading their passengers for the evening tours. Among them are elegant yachts, the Mariposa Belle, which invites you on dinner cruises, or the ShowBoat, which seems more suited to the Mississippi than to a Canadian lake. in the Second cup at the end of the pier, the restaurant guests finally sit on the terrace. You enjoy your cappuccino with a view of the lively scenery. That also whets our appetite for an early dinner, because we won't stay awake much longer today.


Pizza Carne in Bar Milano on Queens Quay
Pizza Carne at Bar Milano on Queens Quay on the Toronto Waterfront


Pizza and pasta on Toronto's waterfront

We're going to the end of Queens Quay on the Toronto Waterfront that faces the lake. There we let ourselves be led to a table by the water in the Bar Milano. At Pizza Carne and Rigatoni alla Bolognese we get to know one of the many People Groups of Toronto. There are only a few cities in the world where the mixture of peoples is as colorful as in Canada's largest city. We want to trace them on this journey. Let's see what we discover.


Pasta on the Toronto Waterfront
Pasta on the Toronto Waterfront


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Text Toronto Waterfront: © Copyright Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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Walk at the Toronto Waterfront

Travel expert Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.